We work with SME businesses of all shapes and sizes

In a recent survey, 90% of businesses that had experienced hyper growth had access to external support to help them plan and deliver that growth. A Growth Accelerator survey (2014) ranked business coaching as being the most trusted source of advice.

Every business is different and support is always tailored to meeting the goals of the owner, however they frequently fit into one of the following three broad categories
Pro-actions has given Andrew a structure to help him achieve his ambitions

Looking to Grow?

“I’ve got some really great plans for my business. I want to make it fly but it’s all bit new to me. I need someone to bounce ideas off and help me set the right course”

Andrew has plans and knows where he wanted to get to. Working with Pro-actions has given him a structure to achieve his ambitions.

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Pete was beset by issues, but now, with Pro-actions help has things under control

Beset by Problems?

“My business has taken over my life. I never seem to do anything else but it’s still getting away from me. I need help to fix things and inject some energy and focus”

Pete was experiencing issues in his business. Having engaged a Pro-actions coach he is now on top of the issues and the business is growing and developing.

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Pro-actions is helping Mel to achieve her dream!

On a Mission?

“I’m on a mission for my business to be the biggest and best. I know exactly where I want to be and by when. I need someone to help me make it happen and keep me focused”

Mel is on a mission, she has a dream and she is determined to make it happen. She has teamed up with Pro-actions to ensure it does!

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How do Pro-actions help SME business owners?

Having a business expert is like having a best friend and a biggest critic… It’s never easy getting an objective answer from yourself about your own business, whereas your business expert will always say how it is! There’s a reason why 94% of successful business owners use external advice.
Our Business Coaches’ hands-on approach means they can help you clarify your vision, strategy and goals, challenge your thinking, and hold you to account so that you drive your business towards success. They are there to give you real world and personal guidance to help your business grow profitably.

 

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We stay focused on your results

Everything we do is driven by improving the results of your business.

We are not prescriptive

Because no two businesses are identical we do not work from a manual, we look at real solutions.

We are flexible

How you work with us is down to you, we are flexible and will negotiate and structure our help to match your needs, requirements, affordability and goals. You are the client, you are in control.

We do not have long term contracts

We work on a month’s notice because we want you to be in charge of the relationship. If we’re not adding value, we’re out.

We can help you all the way through your journey

Whether you’re a new start-up, an established business that has been up and running for some time, or even a large business looking to take the next step we have something, and more importantly, someone to help you.

We understand your business first

We make it our business to understand your business, this is so that we can start helping you make changes that will positively affect your future.

A network of results-focused business coaches

Our collective hands on experience means a Pro-actions Business Coach can help you with business issues across the business management spectrum.

Key areas of support – not an exhaustive list!

Business Planning, Business Growth, Marketing for Growth, Improving Sales & Winning Business, Financial and Cash Management, Funding & Investment, Leadership and Management, Time Management, Business Exit Planning.

What is Business Coaching?

Having a business coach is like having a best friend and a biggest critic … It’s never easy getting an objective answer from yourself about your own business! Your business coach will always say how it is! Your business coach is someone you can discuss business strategy with, help you develop plans and bounce ideas off. They will hold you to account and ensure that you are able to give your business real direction.

Our Business Coaches have a hands-on approach. They can help you clarify your vision, your strategy and goals, challenge your thinking and hold you to account so that you drive your business towards success. They are there to give you real world support and personal guidance to help you grow your business profitably and achieve your personal goals.

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What is a Pro-actions Business Class?

It is a seminar that provides an introduction or overview to a key business topic, skill or process. A Pro-actions business class is content rich, lasts up to 3 hours and is designed to inform SME owner managers across a range of subjects.

Pro-actions business classes include (not an exhaustive list – check out our events page for details):

How to Build a Powerful Business Plan That Works

Managing Growth … and the Unintended Consequences

Marketing for Growth;

Improve Your Sales and Win More Business

Upcoming Classes

What are Pro-actions Workshops?

We describe them as our “mini MBA”. They are facilitated by our experienced coaches who have learnt the lessons the hard way – in the school of real, practical business. They consist of a program of 12, typically monthly, events that provide a business owner and / or key team members with a complete understanding of core business disciples in a group learning environment.

A workshop will have up to 10 non competitive businesses and will involve presentation, group discussion, and both individual and group working. Key to success is the “homework”, with an expectation that attendees will begin to put the principles discussed at the workshops into practice between sessions. The beginning of each new workshop offers an opportunity for the sharing of experiences, successes and challenges from putting principle into practice.

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Pro-actions has a regular newsletter providing insights into key areas of business

Pro-actions provides a regular newsletter giving insight into key areas of business specifically designed to be helpful to owner managers of SMEs.

The newsletters are written by our experienced coaches. The content comes from the challenges and issues we encounter in the many small businesses we help on a weekly basis. Often there will be a theme, e.g. board meetings, managing people or marketing. We often include free downloads and templates to help you implement the solutions we propose.

FREE Tools and Templates

Pro-actions is dedicated to providing business with help, advice and support that really makes a difference to the results of the business. Part of that commitment is a library of helpful tools and templates.

The Pro-actions tools and templates are based upon cutting edge solutions used at the leading companies in the world and adapted for use in small businesses. The library of business tools currently includes the following:
General Business Support:
  • Growth & Profitability Calculator
  • SWOT Scorecard Template
Marketing:
  • Marketing function Assessment Tool
  • Marketing KPI Tracker Template
  • Template for Competitor Analysis
  • Marketing Plan Template

Recruitment & People Management:

  • Performance Appraisal
  • Candidate Scoring
  • Job Description Template
Board Meetings:
  • Board Minutes Template
  • Board Actions Template
  • Board Report Template
  • Board Agenda Template
  • Board Agenda Planner
  • Assess my Board

Tools & Templates
UPCOMING EVENTS

What is a Pro-actions Seminar? It is a free-to-attend event that provides an introduction or overview to a key business topic, skill or process. A Pro-actions seminar is content rich, lasts up to 3 hours and is designed to inform SME owner managers across a range of subjects.

Pro-actions Seminars include: 

Marketing for Growth; Improve Your Sales and Win More Business; How to Build a Powerful Business Plan That Works; Controlling Your Cash & Increasing Your Profitability, Managing Growth and the Unexpected Consequences, Time Management …


What do we find?

Many SME owner managers began their business out of a love for what they do, to get away from the corporate world or because an opportunity arose. Very often they are technically good, the gifted sales person or an entrepreneur with an idea. They don’t have a background in business processes or knowledge of how to get the best out of their businesses.


How can we help?

Our Business Coaches have a hands-on approach. They can help you clarify your vision, your strategy and goals, challenge your thinking and hold you to account so that you drive your business towards success. They are there to give you real world support and personal guidance to help you grow your business profitably and achieve your personal goals.

Take a half day out of your schedule to meet with other SME owner managers and listen to a Pro-actions coach talk about some key areas of business – you’ll get ideas, tips and advice that will refresh your vision and that you can take back into the workplace. 

Pro-actions Events Schedule
FREE HELP SESSION

Pro-actions is committed to supporting owner managers’ of SME businesses. Part of that commitment is the offer to meet face to face with business owners to discuss the health of their business.

“94% of Successful business owners use external advice”

Our Business Coaches hands-on approach means they can help you clarify your vision, your strategy and your goals, challenge your thinking and hold you to account so that you drive your business towards success. They are there to give you real world and personal guidance to help your business grow profitably.

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